Book Launch: Sartre and Theology by Kate Kirkpatrick


5.15- 6.45 pm | Monday 23 October 2017
The Dorfman Lecture Theatre, St Peter’s College, University of Oxford

This event is free to attend 


Kate Kirkpatrick, Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Hertfordshire

Graham Ward, Regius Professor of Divinity, Christ Church College, University of Oxford

Jonathan Webber, Professor of Philosophy, University of Cardiff

Katherine Morris, Fellow in Philosophy, Mansfield College, University of Oxford

Jean-Paul Sartre was one of the twentieth century's most prominent atheists. But his philosophy was informed by theological writers and themes in ways that have not previously been acknowledged. In Sartre and Theology, Kirkpatrick examines Sartre's philosophical formation and rarely discussed early work, demonstrating how, and which, theology shaped Sartre's thinking. She also shows that Sartre's philosophy - especially Being and Nothingness and Existentialism is A Humanism - contributed to several prominent twentieth-century theologies, examining Catholic, Protestant, Orthodox, and Liberation theologians' rebuttals and appropriations of Sartre. 

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